Chawanakee Unified School District is proud to announce a few updates for the 2016-17 school year, which began Aug. 17.
We are excited to welcome Keeley Hall and Jessica Sweet to our award winning agriculture program. In addition, Spanish teacher Karen Urrita-Mickler, math teacher Rebecca Wilson, and IT teacher Jeanette Sultana.
North Fork will be joined by fourth grade teacher Cord Moon, fifth grade teacher Melissa Cottington, and sixth grade teacher Mary Kathryn Otterson. We are very excited to have them part of the CUSD family.
Chawanakee Unified will continue its focus on ‘Rigor, Relevance and Relationships’ as we prepare our students in College and Career Readiness for 21st century learning. Thus, we have continued our focus on one-to-web access for every student kindergarten through twelfth grades. Our students will use multi-platforms (iPads, Chromebooks, and new Mac Book Airs).
We will also begin offering our charter students additional late bus routes to Fresno, Madera, and Yosemite Lakes Park. In addition, Chawanakee Academy Charter will be partnering with Fresno Pacific College and opening a resource center in Merced.
Our facilities have begun getting a facelift this summer with the removal of more than 100 beetle infected trees, new classroom LED lighting, solar installations beginning in late August, our JV girls softball diamond has begun construction, and our stadium will begin its final push for donations as we plan to break ground in January.
Parents will have the option of using our online service: MySchoolBucks program to purchase their child’s lunches, view lunch menu options, or, order school spirit wear. In addition, Parents will have full viewing access of their child’s grades, attendance and transcripts with our Power School Parent portal.
Chawanakee Unified is proud to announce our newest school “Hillside Elementary School,” home of the Bobcats. Hillside will break ground in February 2017 and open its doors in the fall of 2018.